Layers of heavy tyvek, machine stitched together and zapped back with a heat gun
There was one small thing that caused one or two niggles over the 2 days at Denman, the taking of photographs without permission. With so many different types of camera now available – from phones to digital video – it is becoming increasingly easy to just snap away and not necessarily think about what you’re taking an image of, why you are taking it and how you are going to use it.
I think most tutors are happy to have general shots of themselves and their work taken for sketch books or to show friends. It is quite a different matter when these images are posted onto blogs and websites. This infringes all kinds of copyright issues. It is important to ask permission to take photographs before you do so. Close up and detailed images of samples and someone else’s work are a very contentious issue. I had a particular run in with a lady who was very busy with her small digital video camera. It is difficult to see what is happening around you when you have about 25 ladies all asking questions and having a good time. When I questioned the lady about why she was taking the film she replied she was going to publish it on her website. I politely suggested that would not be a good idea.
Do you have any opinions on this?